Norwich to Walsingham

From Norwich on the edge of the Broads National Park, to Walsingham close to the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Walsingham Way leads through the heart of Norfolk.

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Only towards journey’s end do they leave the Wensum Valley and cross the watershed, before descending to Walsingham where another (chalk fed) river, the Stiffkey, wends its way to the sea.

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  • Following in the footsteps of pilgrims past,
  • Through a well worn and lived-in Deep England landscape;
  • Unspoilt villages – cottages with roses around the door, ancient churches and well appointed country inns offering a warm welcome.
  • Valleys full of springs – echoing the promise of Psalm 84 of space to breathe freely and drink deeply.
  • Leading modern day pilgrims to Jesus’ hearth and home ‘England’s Nazareth‘ at Walsingham!

Few records of the Church’s earliest days survive, but you may safely imagine missionary monks at centres such as North Elmham and Great Ryburgh , baptising converts in the Norfolk’s rivers in the same way Paulinus baptised Northhumbrians at Yeavering. The Wensum and Stiffkey are rivers of life.

Starting Out

Norwich to Drayton

Drayton to Ringland

Ringland to Swanton Morley

Swanton Morley to Stibbard

Stibbard to Walsingham

Arriving at Walsingham